Research Overview

Dr. Russ aims to advance pediatric care domestically and in global health through improving pediatric education. Dr. Russ is the rotation director for the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) Pediatric Global Health Rotations, and co-chair of the BCRP Academy for Community and Global Health. She collaborates with other pediatric global health educators in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors on curriculum development, travel preparation, and mentorship for pediatric trainees who plan to work in global health settings. She has partnered with colleagues in the Global Health Education Consortium to develop an online, interactive global health curriculum. She is currently working on studies to evaluate outcomes of global health rotations.

Her global work is based in Eastern Africa, with a focus on improving health in under-resourced areas through medical education in hospitals and clinics. She is currently undertaking a qualitative study of host perceptions of guest faculty at pediatric training centers in East Africa. She is also partnering with Physicians for Haiti and Partners in Health on a faculty development in medical education program at Mirebalais University Hospital in Haiti.

Dr. Russ is a hospitalist and the Associate Medical Director in the Intermediate Care Program. In addition to her clinical role she oversees quality improvement initiatives in the unit.

About Christiana Russ, MD

Dr. Russ is a pediatric hospitalist who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis as a systems science engineer and subsequently trained in medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She completed her residency training in pediatrics in 2007 at the Boston Combined Residency Program at Children's Hospital, Boston. Following residency she completed the Harvard Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education and received a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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  1. Gladding SP, McGann PT, Summer A, Russ CM, Uwemedimo OT, Matamoros Aguilar M, Chakraborty R, Moore M, Lieh-Lai M, Opoka R, Howard C, John CC. The Collaborative Role of North American Departments of Pediatrics in Global Child Health. Pediatrics. 2018 Jul; 142(1). View abstract
  2. Watts J, Russ C, St Clair NE, Uwemedimo OT. Landscape Analysis of Global Health Tracks in United States Pediatric Residencies: Moving Toward Standards. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Mar 28. View abstract
  3. Arora G, Russ C, Batra M, Butteris SM, Watts J, Pitt MB. Bidirectional Exchange in Global Health: Moving Toward True Global Health Partnership. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jul; 97(1):6-9. View abstract
  4. Russ CM, Tran T, Silverman M, Palfrey J. A Study of Global Health Elective Outcomes: A Pediatric Residency Experience. Glob Pediatr Health. 2017; 4:2333794X16683806. View abstract
  5. Russ CM, Ganapathi L, Marangu D, Silverman M, Kija E, Bakeera-Kitaka S, Laving A. Perspectives of host faculty and trainees on international visiting faculty to paediatric academic departments in East Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(3):e000097. View abstract
  6. Uwemedimo OT, Arora G, Russ CM. New views on global child health: global solutions for care of vulnerable children in the United States. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 28(5):667-72. View abstract
  7. Russ CM, Agus M. Triage of Intermediate-Care Patients in Pediatric Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 5(10):542-7. View abstract
  8. Ganapathi L, Martins Y, Schumann D, Russ C. Overcoming challenges to develop pediatric postgraduate training programs in low- and middle-income countries. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2014 Sep-Dec; 27(3):277-82. View abstract
  9. C.M. Russ, T.M. Waters. Health Outcomes and Health Care Access in the Delta Region. UT Center for Health Services Research Special Bulletin. 2002; (5). View abstract
  10. C. M. Russ, R. Jarrett, T. Waters. Changes in Emergency Department Use in the Memphis Area. UT Center for Health Services Research, Special Bulletin. 2002; (3). View abstract
  11. E. Lara-Curzio and C.M.Russ. On the Matrix Cracking Stress and the Redistribution of Internal Stresses in Brittle-Matrix Composites. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. 1998; A250:270-278. View abstract
  12. E. Lara-Curzio and C.M. Russ. Redistribution of Internal Stresses and Residual Stresses in Composites: An Approach for Increasing the Matrix Cracking Stress. Ceramics Engineering and Science. 1997; 18:437-446. View abstract